Do you have a hard time opening jars? This little gripper just might help you.
I started with a set of placemats from the dollar store. And low and behold these actually did cost a dollar. So many items in these stores are priced $1.25 or $1.50 or $2.00 and more.
These are made with non slip fabric, rather like soft plastic canvas. This type of material is also sold in rolls to use as non slip shelf liners. I like the placemats as they come in all different colours. You can faintly see where I traced three circles on one of the placemats. I used the sandwich plate from my dishes but if you used a smaller circle you would easily get four circles out of one piece.
- Trace around a small plate to get the round shape. Cut out. I was able to get 3 circles out of one placemat.
- Once I cut out the circles I did some crochet around the edges just to fancy them up a bit.
My version of the edging is very simple, you can add any of your own favourite edgings when making this simple craft.
- Row 1 was just to do a single crochet in the holes around the edge of the gripper.
- Row 2 was a double crochet in the first stitch, a double crochet in the second stitch, and then two double crochet in the third stitch. This was repeated around the edge.
- By adding the extra double crochet every third stitch it stops the edge from curling inward.
- The final row was a chain of 5, skip the next stitch, then join chain into the third stitch. Repeat around the edge till finished.